SG111 (1004) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, sweet. Dark but not very lager-y. Just a regular bourbon beer.
markas101 (2233) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewpub, Ann Arbor, MI. Jet black, thin head. Massive aroma, inky, prunes, molasses,tobacco. Sweet, more prune and cocoa, with alcohol and deep resin finish. Great.
drowland (7774) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11/15/15. Bottle during Ryan’s epic birthday tasting. Thanks, Mike! Fuck these Brewers for the wax. Seriously, if you’re reading this - fuck you. Fuck you to your core, you idiots. Anyway, this bottle says 13%. Booze all over the aroma, from the beer and a little bit of bourbon, otherwise ashy, charred, dark roasted malts, day old weak coffee, and a touch of sourness. Big, boozy flavor, bourbon, charred, ashy fireplace wood, old bad coffee, caramel, cream, lingering acidity. Not good.
rdixon77 (2017) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Danny! This one was just harsh all around. Bottle said 13% and it tasted all of it. Some coffee bitterness, maybe some oak, strong yeast, but mostly burn.
ebone1988 (1015) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fought the wax for like 5 minutes so I hope this is worth it. Aroma is barrel, booze, vanilla, caramel malt, toffee. Appearance is dark brown, light khaki head, thin. Taste is booze, caramel malt, nougat, lots of weird bitterness, very woody, not good. Mouthfeel is light, woody, off-putting, wow. Overall, why didn’t I trust my gut? This one could visit the sink.
wchesser (1807) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extra from flandersned-thanks! Nose of sweet bourbon and some dark malts. Taste is disjointed, bitter spent coffee grounds, hot bourbon, sour wood, thin mouthfeel. Did not enjoy this at all.
AdamChandler (4239) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
extra in a trade. pours a dark reddish brown, almost no head. I think this is a fresh batch from last October.aroma of ginger, caramel, baked apples, some whiskey and cinnamon.well, lots of thickness on the mouthfeel. Not a lot of carbonation left. slick and oily and leaves a lasting hop bitterness with spicy malt. Smokey up front but that fades quickly. a lot going on here and certainly a beer to let warm up and open up over a few minutes.
kaser (5190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from 12oz bottle at home. Tan tiny head. Sweet bourbon aroma. Brown sugar, vanilla, cocoa, spices and delicious
rumproasts (4718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep brown with minimal head. malty with dark fruit and loads of bourbon. complex and boozy. quite warming. definitely a sipper.
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 10/2014. Pours nearly opaque very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big chocolate, caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, oak, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, oak, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light tannic oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, brown bread, vanilla, coconut, oak, bourbon, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged doppelbock style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.